Brookings Today, 4/8/14

A roundup of some of the content published today by Brookings.

  • Mortality and retirement benefits. Barry Bosworth and Kathleen Burke find a positive impact of differential mortality on altering the distribution of lifetime benefits in favor of higher income individuals.

  • GOP and social mobility. Isabel Sawhill suggests five steps that Republicans should take on mobility.

  • Counterterrorism policy. Benjamin Wittes testifies to a House committee, grading the Obama administration’s counterterrorism policy.

  • China’s economy. Douglas Elliott argues that China is capable of managing its economic problems without the serious risks that some suggest.

  • Currency tensions in Asia. Eswar Prasad explains the challenges Asian countries face and the consequences of their fiscal policies.

Mingwei Ma contributed to this post.